Wednesday, December 23, 2015
Hogsett Hosts Bipartisan Dinner With Council Members
Mayor-elect Joe Hogsett is doing something Mayor Greg Ballard never did during his eight years as mayor. He hosted a dinner meeting with a bipartisan group of City-County Council members. Councilors Jack Sandlin (R) and Zach Adamson (D) posted the photo of the council members with Hogsett taken during the dinner to their Facebook sites. Ballard's relationship with the council could not have been worse. He was not on speaking terms with a fair number of them, including some within his own party, let alone taking the time to sit down and have dinner with them. At least Hogsett appears willing at the outset of his administration to keep lines of communications open. Ballard, who had never held an elective office prior to being elected mayor, seemed to think it was beneath him to have to deal with council members.